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Exercise: Consolidating data from workbooks on your hard disk
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Open up the file called Consolidation of divisional data in the above folder. It contains a data range that you need to fill:
The idea of this exercise is to fill this area with data. Read on!
Open one of the other workbooks (eg Division 1). You should see that this contains some data submitted by division 1 of a fictitious company:
The data has the same format as on the consolidation spreadsheet.
Close down the division workbook. In the original workbook, start a macro, and get it to reference the Microsoft Scripting Runtime object library.
Write a macro to loop over all of the files in the folder above, opening all of those apart from the consolidation workbook itself and copying the values into the consolidation range.
The easiest way to do this is to copy the range, then paste special it onto the consolidation range, choosing to add the values into what's already there.
Run your macro. If it succeeds, you should be able to read a message in the green cells underneath:
The final message should appear here (this isn't it - we didn't want to spoil the surprise!).
Close down the workbook, reflecting that this could actually save you a fair amount of time in your daily or monthly routines.